June 19, 2009

Time to Read – A Ten Year Review

June 19, 2009

A report by Michael Arlow, commissioned by Business in the Community The Time to Read programme recruits volunteers from business to give children from deprived backgrounds one-to-one help with literacy skills. This review uses several evaluations and surveys to assess whether the programme has made a contribution to the development of children. The report brings […]

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April 22, 2009

Young People Omnibus: Wave 15 – A Research Study on Work-Related Learning Among 11-16 Year Olds on Behalf of the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA)

April 22, 2009

A report by Ipsos MORI, commissioned by the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority (QCA) This study aimed to discover what kind of work-related learning (WRL) pupils were receiving in English schools; how they perceived different types of WRL; which pupil categories learners thought should be taught about jobs and working life (e.g. all pupils, those leaving […]

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August 26, 2008

The Impact of Entrepreneurship Education on Entrepreneurship Competencies and Intentions: An Evaluation of the Junior Achievement Student Mini-Company Program

August 26, 2008

H. Oosterbeek, M. van Praag and A. IJsselstein, Institute for the Study of Labor Discussion Paper No.3641 Oosterbeak et al (2008) evaluate the impact of the Junior Achievement Student Mini-Company (SMC) entrepreneurship education programme, the European and American equivalent of the Young Enterprise programme in the UK, on college students’ entrepreneurship competencies and intentions. They […]

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June 22, 2008

Students’ Perceptions of Work Experience by the National Support Group for Work Experience: Report of Impact Measures

June 22, 2008

A report by the National Support Group for Work Experience and the National Education Business Partnership Network (NEBPN), commissioned by the Institute for Education Business Excellence (IEBE) and the Department for Children, Schools and Families (now the Department for Education) This report charts the development of a framework for measuring the impact of work experience […]

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January 21, 2008

The Work Experience Placements of Secondary School Students: Widening Horizons or Reproducing Social Inequality?

January 21, 2008

A report by Hatcher, R. and Le Gallais, T., Birmingham City University This report examines whether the distribution of work experience (WEX) placements among secondary school age students is differentiated by class and gender, the processes by which this may occur and whether this therefore impacts on the widening of students’ horizons and future employment […]

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December 22, 2007

The Young Apprenticeships Programme, 2004-07: An Evaluation

December 22, 2007

A report by the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted) This report was the conclusion of a three-year evaluation of the Young Apprenticeships (YA) programme.  The YA programme allows schools to offer young people aged 14 to 16 (Key Stage Four) a course of study that is heavily reliant on work-related […]

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January 22, 2007

A Follow-Up Randomised Controlled Trial Evaluation of the Effects of Business in the Community’s Time To Read Mentoring Programme

January 22, 2007

A report by Sarah Miller, Paul Connolly and Lisa Maguire, commissioned by the Centre for Effective Education, Queen’s University Belfast The research reported here follows from the 2009 Ten Year Review of ‘Time to Read’, a programme involving employee volunteers going on a regular basis into Northern Ireland primary schools to hear children read.  That […]

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August 22, 2006

Disadvantaged Young People Accessing the New Urban Economies of the Post-Industrial City

August 22, 2006

An article by Carl Raffo, Journal of Education Policy, 21(1), pp.75-94 Raffo seeks to explain the growing polarization between an emerging post-industrial service base and high skill city economy, and the continuing educational and socio-economic underachievement of marginalised urban young people who struggle to access these changing labour markets. Raffo pulls together findings from four research […]

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June 22, 2006

Gendered Identities and Work Placement: Why Don’t Boys Care?

June 22, 2006

An article by Osgood, J., Francis, B. and Archer, L. Journal of Education Policy, 21(3), pp.305-321 This article examines the problem of persistent gender stereotyping of career roles and aspirations among young people, and the choices and educational experiences that shape this. It draws upon data from a study conducted in England for the EOC […]

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June 22, 2005

Gender Equality in Work Experience Placements for Young People

June 22, 2005

A report by the London Metropolitan University (Dr Becky Francis, Ms Jayne Osgood, Dr Jacinta Dalgety, Dr Louise Archer), commissioned by the Equal Opportunities Commission This report analyses the magnitude of gender differences and socio-economic bias in the uptake of work placements for various occupations, comparing its findings to national data records of gender distribution […]

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